Trate Studios



Trate is a self-taught Canadian figurative artist, working under an alias that refers to the human traits he paints. Painting since his youth, he employs a raw, childlike aesthetic and vivid colour schemes to chronicle the human condition.

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The signature on his works is derived from a reimagined coin of Antoninus Pius, the adoptive father of Marcus Aurelius - the Roman philosopher king.  The coin displays a faceless bust, with the Latin inscriptions FORTEM, IMMORTALEM, and the ROman numerals MCMLXXIV.

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